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Bike touring to climb in the Bugaboos, a dream long in...

Story and artwork by Gretchen Leggitt For over five years, my friend Robin and I have been scheming and dreaming about combining a bike tour...

Guides adapt to a new normal of smokier summers

By Katie Griffith During an approach to Sahale Peak in summer 2018, Mountain Madness guide Amber Smith and her client enjoyed sunny, clear skies, with...

Stay stoked and strong: resources for climbers at home

By Katie Griffith Public lands across the state of Washington, including many climbing areas, are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Trailheads, campgrounds, and day-use...

Who tames the Khumbu Icefall, and other mountain trivia

This is the third installment of Mount Baker Experience Mountain Trivia. Find the answers at the bottom of this page. By Jason D. Martin 1 The...

After life-changing accident, Anna Soens finds freedom on Mt. Baker

Story by Oliver Lazenby Photos by Paul Bikis With a sea of peaks to the east and saltwater to the west, Anna Soens sits above...

Jacob’s Ladder: A first known ascent on Mt. Prophet

Story and photos by Jason Griffith I’m just drifting off to sleep when I hear it, far down the Big Beaver Valley … Thud. The wind...

Women’s Work: Making a living on the mountain

By Katie Griffith As the snow melts on Mt. Baker, hikers, climbers and campers head to the hills. Roads clear of debris, trails dry and...

Leave No Trace, updated for the digital era

By Jason D. Martin In 2014, a bandit was on the loose in our public lands. For 26 days, this bandit raced through seven national...

Graphite, Granite & Gravel: Art and pedaling around the west

Story, art and photos by Gretchen Leggitt I recall the exact moment, swimming in a sea of merriment at Aslan Brewing’s one-year anniversary party, when my...

Fall 2018 photo gallery